MIRI: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is scheduled to launch Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVet) Malaysia on Sept 27.
Minister of Human Resources Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said TVet Malaysia is the Ministry of Human Resources’ (KSM) branding initiative for its TVet programme.
“KSM will continue to empower TVet to be the top choice among the people, including through the launch of TVet Malaysia,” he told a press conference after the Manpower Training Institute (ILJTM) convocation ceremony at the Industrial Training Institute (ILP) Miri on Tuesday.
“I believe that through TVet Malaysia, the number of skilled workers in the country will be improve and will achieve the target of 35 per cent of skilled manpower by 2020.”
He stressed that TVet contributes to a high-income economy and should not be considered a second choice.
Riot added ILJTM will ensure its courses are relevant to National Transformation 2050 (TN50).
“I urge more students to venture into technical and vocational fields to a higher level to meet the needs of local and global industries,” he said.
He noted that 92 per cent of ILJTM graduates, including from ILP and Advanced Technology Training Centre (Adtec), were employed within six months after graduation.
The convocation ceremony saw the presentation of 129 diplomas and 664 certificates to ILP Miri, ILP Kota Samarahan and Adtec Bintulu graduates.